Microsoft has just announced the full specs for the Xbox Series X. The next-gen console includes updates to hardware and software that set a new benchmark for console gaming. By including a new HDMI 2.1 implementation and a new feature called Dynamic Latency Input which makes framerates and display lag much easier to handle, the new batch of hardware improvements the new console is going to make 30 FPS gaming a thing of the past.
Xbox Series X is looking to bridge the gap that exists between PC and console gamers, at least in terms of performance. In addition to the increased RAM and more powerful APU, the Xbox Series X will offer a vastly improved amount of performance for more consistent framerates. This is all combined with a custom SSD for improved load times as well. Which as someone who cannot stand console load times, thank god for SSDs.
The new system wields AMD’s latest Zen 2 and RDNA 2 architectures to create a system that is four times more powerful than the Xbox One. The new console is capable of 12 teraflops of performance on the graphical side of things. This change has led to Microsoft setting a minimum of 60 FPS as a performance baseline for the new console generation. The really impressive feat is the inclusion of a 120 FPS optional mode that will allow games to run at a higher framerate without sacrificing too much visual fidelity.
And speaking of that increased RAM, this has been taken to a new level in terms of application support with Quick Resume. Quick Resume will allow multiple games to be suspended at once, making swapping between games and apps much smoother compared to the Xbox One. This feature also works in tandem with Smart Delivery, the new optimization tech applied to backwards compatible games on the platform. We’re still waiting to hear more about the potential rumors of integration with Steam, although I wouldn’t hold your breath for now.
The Xbox Series X is backwards compatible with the Xbox One, the Xbox 360, and the original Xbox games that were supported on the Xbox One, and with Smart Delivery you will get the best possible experience across all of these games. And when combined with Dynamic Latency Input, you will see a lot less screen tearing and other issues across multiple games.
Source: Xbox Wire